Graham Yost with his Peabody Award
|Born||Graham John Yost
September 5, 1959
|Occupation||Screenwriter, television producer, television director, actor.|
Graham John Yost (born September 5, 1959) is a Canadian film and television screenwriter. His best known works are the films Speed, Broken Arrow, and Hard Rain and the TV series Justified. In 2002, he created the widely acclaimed, yet short-lived drama series Boomtown.
He has also written for the television series Herman's Head and Band of Brothers. He also created the short-lived NBC drama Raines. Yost teamed up with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, along with two of his fellow Boomtown writers Michelle Ashford and Larry Andries, to write and direct episodes of the HBO miniseries The Pacific. As of 2010, Yost is the creator and executive producer of the series Justified, which premiered on FX in March 2010.
Born in Etobicoke, he is the son of Canadian television personality Elwy Yost, the longtime host of the public broadcaster TVOntario's Saturday Night at the Movies. He lives in California with his family.
- Hey Dude (1989–1991) TV series (writer)
- Herman's Head (1991) TV series (unknown episodes)
- The Powers That Be (4 episodes, 1992–1993)
- Speed (1994/I) (written by)
- Broken Arrow (1996) (written by)
- Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) (characters)
- Hard Rain (1998) (written by)
- From the Earth to the Moon (1998) TV miniseries (segments 2, 6)
- Challenger (2000) (writer)
- Mission to Mars (2000) (screenplay)
- Band of Brothers (episodes "Points" and "The Breaking Point", 2001)
- The Last Castle (2001) (screenplay)
- Young Arthur (2002) (TV) (writer)
- Boomtown (24 episodes, 2002–2003)
- Summerland (episode "Skipping School", 2004)
- Sixty Minute Man (2006) (TV) (writer)
- Raines (7 episodes, 2007)
- The Pacific (Series co-executive producer; "Part Four" Director and co-writer with Robert Schenkkan, 2010)
- Justified (Series creator; episodes "Fire in the Hole" and "Riverbrook", 2010)
- Falling Skies (Executive Producer, 2011)
- The Americans (executive producer, 2013)
Awards & nominations
Yost won Emmy awards for his involvement in the mini-series From the Earth to the Moon and The Pacific. He also won a Golden Globe for his work on HBO miniseries, Band of Brothers, for which he was one of the writers.
It has been announced Yost will write the story for the new Major Matt Mason movie scheduled for release in 2012 with Tom Hanks.
- Fleming, Michael (Mar. 24, 2009, 8:00pm PT). "Tom Hanks circles 'Major' toy story". Variety. RBI. Retrieved 17 March 2011.